Baku, Azerbaijan, May 25
Russia's President Vladimir Putin has sent a congratulatory letter to Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev on the occasion of Azerbaijan's Republic Day (May 28).
"Please, accept my heartfelt congratulations on the occasion of the National Day of the Republic of Azerbaijan - the Day of the Republic," said Putin in the message.
Russia's president pointed out that Azerbaijan's achievements in the socio-economic, scientific, technical and other spheres are well known. Putin said that Azerbaijan rightfully enjoys high reputation on international arena.
Russian-Azerbaijani relations, based on long-standing traditions of friendship and good neighborhood, are at a high level, according to Putin.
He added that there is a substantial political dialogue between the two countries and the mutually beneficial cooperation is expanding in various spheres.
"I am confident that with joint efforts, we will ensure the further expansion of the whole complex of bilateral relations, as well as the partnership relations in resolving the topical issues on the regional and international agenda," said Putin. "This meets the basic interests of the brotherly peoples of our countries."
"I sincerely wish you robust health, wellbeing and success and to all your compatriots peace and prosperity," Russia's president said in his congratulatory letter.